why use ASM anymore


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Re: why use ASM anymore

Postby Foxie » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:13 am

charles wrote:and me too!

..is this is way off topic about using Atari asm?

even tho there is a 8051 assembler for Atari st

I also heard there was a GAL assembler for the ST, but I've never seen it. The sad situation is that engineers have a real fetish for IBM compatibles. I think it's even likely the ST hardware was designed with the aid of an IBM - unless it was all done by hand (it's just on the borderline of being old enough for that).

Commodore did say they used Amigas to design Amigas, but I don't know if that means everything. I'd be surprised if they didn't need an IBM from time to time.

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Re: why use ASM anymore

Postby simonsunnyboy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:22 am

Foxie wrote:Have you managed to find a development environment for ARM which shows you a cycle count for snippets of C code? As far as I remember, the Microchip development tools offer that facility.

No but I normally don't dig that deep either. We use IAR compilers at my company.

And yeah we went a bit offtopic and it has been thoroughly discussed so the thread is closed at this point.
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